Cornerback Chris Johnson was designated as inactive, with Walter McFadden taking his place _ a change in the original announcement Sunday.
Johnson apparently has not sufficiently recovered a concussion suffered last week. Cable said if Johnson wasn’t active, then Jeremy Ware would play as the nickel back and Michael Huff could also be used in the role.
Obviously there’s much more to judging the severity of a concussion than the naked eye. Johnson was alert and animated Monday, the day after he was diagnosed with a concussion. He laughed and joked with reporters, recounted his 30-yard interception return, and was laughing and talking informally on other subjects as well.
Bruce Gradkowski will serve as the Raiders third quarterback, with Kyle Boller as the backup.